Which Joe gave his name to ‘sloppy joes’? We look at five interesting sandwiches and their lexical origins.
A North American poplar tree which yields balsam.
- ‘The leaves of balsam poplar are particularly showy when the wind blows, exposing their rust-colored lower surface.’
- ‘For some distance, the highway passed through boreal forest, where white spruce and balsam poplar are the dominant species.’
- ‘Forest canopy layer was dominated by trembling aspen and white spruce, but also contained some black spruce and balsam poplar.’
- ‘White spruce forest also includes paper birch and balsam poplar.’
- ‘Other less-common tree species included black spruce, jack pine, and balsam poplar.’
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.